deleted hotmail from iPhone 4 lost all contacts and calendar.. help!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by chopperman9, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. chopperman9
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    hey everyone!

    i was having problems sending email through hotmail on my iPhone 4 and thought that by deleting the account from the mail app, it would solve my problems. after i deleted it and then re-added it to the mail app again, i noticed all my contacts and calendar had been deleted and replaced by my hotmail contacts. i tried to restore from a backup, but apparently there were no recent ones that i could use.

    does anybody know of a way to get all my contacts and calendar back?? i'm very annoyed at this point, so any help would be appreciated!

    thanks in advance!
     
  2. zigzagg321
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    Did you have an active iCloud account setup on the phone before this happened?
     
  3. chopperman9
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    Yes, as long as you had contacts turned on in iCloud, I believe you would still have your contacts.

    Go into: Setting>Mail,Contacts,Calendars> scroll down to the contacts area and what is your Default Account set to?
     
  5. chopperman9
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    the default account is set to SoftBank (it's a Japanese iPhone)

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    do you know if there's a way to restore from a backup within a backup? i am looking at the backup files and it has a whole bunch of smaller files, so i'm wondering if one of those could have the settings before i deleted hotmail from the phone..
     

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